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makes light of the the bill political headlines of the day but the cause behind stephen cole we are's trip to capitol hill is no laughing matter. we are live with more on the controversy surrounding his visit coming up. fox 5 morning news starts right now. >> good morning. it is friday, september 24, 2010. can you tell it is a foggy washington, d.c. this morning as we continue to heat up today. good morning. thank you for waking up with fox 5 morning news. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir. >> i'm steve chenevey. tony perkins is here as we get ready for a hot one today p. >> our two weather stories, the fog that we have that is dense in places. and then the heat continues today. i think today will be warmer than yesterday. we could set a record for today believe are to not. let's take a look at the current temperatures around the region where we are primarily in the 70s. some spots, the upper 60s. but it is 7 # in d.c. 70 in baltimore. 7 # at patuxent naval air station. 67degrees out at dulles airport at this hour. here is a look at the sat-rad. -- 72 in d.c. 7 # at 73 at participatio
for good, that story coming up. >>> plus comedy on capitol hill, stephen colbert faces off with lawmakers. did members of congress appreciate his humor? >> really hot. you know that, though, but a cooldown is coming for the weekend. we'll have your complete forecast, some rain ahead, too. >>> but first a quick check of our rundown, friday night six minutes past the hour. hang tight. we're back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. ÷1x0x0÷1÷1÷?÷??? >>> the developer of a controversial mosque near ground zero will be in our area next month. sheriff al gamal will speak at a fundraiser for the council on islamic american relations in arlington october 9th. he made headlines after news broke he wanted to turn this building near ground zero into an islamic center. >>> comedian stephen colbert was on capitol hill today. he was invited to testify at a house subcommittee hearing today because he volunteered to work as a migrant worker for one day. the fake newsman testified in character about illegal immigration and migrant farming in a way only he could. >> america's farms are
. >>> stephen colbert appears on capitol hill this morning, testifying about immigration before a house committee. we get more from fox 5's sherri ly on capitol hill. he's there for a serious reason today. >> reporter: he is, but when people say stephen colbert is testifying, it's like insert joke here, but this is a serious issue. he is testifying on capitol hill today. it has drawn a lot of fire from critics who say this is just a joke, but a spokesperson for that house subcommittee holding the hearing said this is a serious issue and this is not a tv stunt. according -- anyone who watches colbert's comedy central show, knows he spent time doing the job of a my grant worker, it's part of the united farms worker take our jobs campaign inviting u.s. citizens to replace illegal immigrants working on a farm for a day. colbert picked beans in a field and sorted corn in a packing house in upstate new york. today he'll appear as an expert witness to testify before a house judiciary subcommittee to talk about his experience. the hearing called protecting america's harvest will focus on food
requests for clemency from her attorneys. >>> you hear jon stewart and stephen colbert would bring a big crowd. now a bigger crowd is expected for their dueling rallies next month on the national mall. >> the construction projects some residents say is turning into a nightmare. >> 73 degrees. it's going to feel a lotlike summer today. stay with us for your weather and traffic to the on the 1s. right here in this neighborhood, i grew up lening strong families and hard wk means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tou times i've put education first. we've made record investments in o classrooms... doubled the mber of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now hav the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity invery neighborhd, i know that we must do even better. growing, evolving, literally transforming our lives. now imagine the possibilities of what tomorrow could bring. at at&t, we support a core set of standards that will
.com/getfios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities 800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> comedian stephen colbert will be on capitol hill today and it won't be a laughing matter. he is set to testify a house committee hearing on farm workers who are illegal immigrants. he has spoken to the united farm workers take our jobs campaign on his show. hepent a day last month picking vegables on a farm in new york. colbert will be making more of a high-profile visit next month when he and jon stewart will hold dualing rallies on the national mall. >>> speed cameras have worked so well ticket revenue is down $2.5 million. chevy chase village has nine speed cameras mostlyn connecticut avenue. you can see drivers hit the breaks when they see the 30-mile-per-hour enforcement signs. and some have learned the hard way. >> big brother is taking a picture and sending you a bill in the mail. >>ave you ever gotten one of those pictures in the mail? >> oh, yeah. absolutely. >> police issued 50,000 fewer speeding tickets last year. they say more people are following the speed limit. >>> we have sobering sta
the gas escaped. stephen slater's dramatic exit was his last at jetblue. the airline carrier announced slater no longer works for the company. last month slater gained national attention after hitting the plane's emergency chute and sliding out with two beers. he got frustrated after a passenger hit him and refused to apologize. he faces criminal charges, including criminal mischief and recless endangerment. >> as the east coast enjoys a beautiful hurricane weekend, the worst hurricane earl dealt was to businesses in new england. it only grazed much of the eastern seaboard but caused many to rethink their travel plans. it caused relatively little damage but it is being blamed for a death in nova scotia where it brought hurricane-force winds and driving rain. forecasters are turning their attention to the gul of mexico where a tropical depression is forming, and it could become tropical storm hermin later today. it's bringing heavy rains and possible flooding to southern texas. let's bring in tom kierein. this has been an active season so far. man. >> this is the peak of our season too,
. >> plus, why stephen colbert may testify before congress tomorrow. >> also, the temperatures are not fall-ing. tom is talking about some near record highs. weather and traffic ahead. >>> and next, also on the way up, prices at starbucks. >>> well yo nonfat no foam, no whip, no shoes no service mocha might soon be costing you a lile more. starbucks announced that it will rase prices on what it calls labor intensive beverages. the reason is price increases of green arabica coffee as well as other raw ingredients like dairy, sugar and cocoa. as for those of you who just enjoy plain, old, small black coffee don't wory. starbucks officials say those prices will stay the same around $1.50. just don't call it a small. >> and what's the fun of dering just a coffee when you can say all that stuff? >> rattle it off. >> tom doesn't even drink coffee. >> i got the caffeine monkey off myack ten years ago. now he's on our director's back and causing problemin the control room this morning. ll, good morning, as we get going on this thursday morning, whether you need a caffeine jolt or not, it is a mild
a hurricane. that is the good news. >>> we have your fingers crossed because this news is big. stephen strasbourg was supposed to have surgery this morning. no or from the national. the chances of a full recovery is listed at only 85%. as soon as we hear, we will let you know. nyjer morgan has been suspended. they have been suspended and or fined. nyjer morgan suspended eight games for his wild week. i have been talking about a redskins, more of them coming up at 6:00. he suffered a stroke just before his team's practice. last night, billy was back on the sidelines. ♪ >> he is back on the field, just like he planned to be. but last fall, he spent most of the time in a hospital. he suffered a stroke while teaching and was sidelined. >> i'm the type of person that if you tell me i cannot do something, i would like to prove you wrong. >> he coached a field for 11 seasons and had hoped to return to that same role this year. he decided he could not do it full time. he is an assistant to the head coach. >> he has not changed in terms of him being his normal cantankerous itself. he does not
to make. he is known for signing two notable players of the future, stephen strasburg, of course, and mike hoffler. the players were caught completely off guard. >> i do not think any of us saw lights coming. he is a part our organization and in turning things around and makes as a better team. >> i am disappointed. stanek has been a solid guy to lead on -- stan has been a solid guy to lean on. i wish him well in what every does. >> astin went on to say that he did not want to distract from tonight's game, but said he will bible to his plans -- he will divulged his plans for the rest of the season. >> hbo will air four hour-long episodes in its 24/7 franchised and it will premiere december 15. this rivalry has become a classic. they will face each other outdoors on new year's day. >> how great is that? >> that is going to be fine. >> >> the sickest kids in south east are about to get emergency -- world-class emergency care. >> the johns hospital is opening east of the anacostia river. it has everything a patient could need. >> into of having to take the bus or the metra to get to northwest
less than $250,000. republicans want to extend all the tax breaks. >>> well stephen colbert will be appearing before congress today. >> he will testify at a house hearing on farm workers who are illegal immigrants. last month colbert picked vegetables at a farm, and he took part in a effort to replace illegal immigrants that work on farms. >> i went out there, and i worked 10 hours in the field, and i had to stop because my doctors told me i developed a condition known as a blister. >> he and fellow comedy central host jon stewart will be on the national mall. >>> good news heading into the holiday season. rob nelson has those stories and more. >> good morning. we begin your "money scope " report with general motors scaling down. they will lock to raise $8 million to $10 million to help the government fetch the highest possible share price, making it more likely to eventually recruit its $50 million bail out. >>> sales of previously-owned homes rose last month. they are on pace to finish this year as last despite cheaper practices and record-low mortgage rates. >>> macy's pl
facility in louisiana for analysis. >>> flight attendant stephen slater's dramatic exit from an airplane was his last. they announced slater no longer works for the company. he gained national attention after hitting the plane's emergency chute and sliding out with two beers in hand. he said he got frustrated after a passenger hit him with luggage and refused to apologize. now slater faces criminal charges, including criminal mischief and reckless endafrpgerment. >> the worst blow hurricane earl dealt was to businesses in new england. the once powerful category 4 hurricane only grazed much of the eastern seaboard but caused many to rethink their travel plans. earl is however blamed for a death in nova scotia where the storm brought hurricane-force winds and driving rain forecasters are turning their attention to the gulf of mexico where a tropical depression is forming. it could become tropical storm hermine later today. it is bringing heavy rains and possible flooding to northeastern mexico and southern texas. >> what are we looking at for labor day? >> breaking news, we now have hermin
a little get of good news. stephen strasburg had successful injury. >> could the injury have been presuperintendented. dave ross and wisdom martin now go off the wall. >> welcome once again to off the wall. dave ross, wisdom martin. what do we have in store? >> we are talking about baseball. let's talk about what happened with the nationals. niger morgan and that whole incident with the pitcher who was flowing fast balls at his teammates. so niger got mad. so he responded by going after the pitcher. i ask you, dave ross, is this a dirty move or is it just hard core baseball play something. >> he is playing hard but it might be slightly dirty, my friend. >> oh, dave. >> there are unwritten rules in baseball as you know. one of them is you don't take out the catcher and break his shoulder like he did the game before. you have to know that you are going to get hit the next day. that is just part of the unwritten rules. the problem i have, let's write them down so they're not unwritten anymore. >> how about making a rule saying if you throw a 100-mile an hour fast ball at somebody, yo
comedy central host stephen colbert is hearing from a couple of media moguls. rupert murdoch and meir kahane mayor michael bloomberg will testify on the role of immigration in strengthening america's economy. they formed a new coalition to push for immigration reform. news corp. is the parent company of of fox 5. >>> the governor's race in new york is heating up. some sense moments between one candidate and a reporter all caught on camera. >> you send another goon to my daughter's house and i'll take you out, buddy. >> find out what sparked this confrontation. >> we are continuing to follow today's severe weather. tony has the latest. julie will check the roads with we come back. when we -- when we come back. cheerios could be your ticket to do it. big time. you could win a once in a lifetime chance to live your passion by choosing from t never-dreamed-possible prizes. from a customized v.i.p. vacation, to a hollywood red carpet experience, to cooking with a celebrity chef, and more. find details on specially marked boxes of cheerios. why cheerios? because whatever you love doing, you
know when stephen strasburg will go under th rnlgs stephen strasburg will finally undergo elbow surgery this friday. the national pitching prospect will have the operation in los angeles. it is better known as tommy johns surgery and will keep him out of action for 12 to 18 months. he hurt himself back on august 21st pitching against the phillies. nats manager rizzo says he is dealing with the injury like a professional. >>> make sure you get your zs or you could have life threatening consequences. the researchers at penn state found men with chronic insomnia were at greater risk to death. the risk soared for men who had diabetes or high blood pressure. researchers found not enough sleep makes focus and concentration difficult during the day and young adults have a higher chance of depression and anxiety. teens who lack sleep also tend to eat more fatty foods and snacks. >>> got to sleep. 5:26 is your time. coming up, the president announces the end of combat in iraq and refocuses on the problems here at home. >>> misunderstandings that may be what led to detaining two men who had rathe
the check. his message will be take it down a notch, america. and stephen colbert is planning an opposing rally. his march is keep fear alive. >> what would they do without glenn beck? >> i don't know. juju, thanks a lot. and happy birthday, juju. >> thank you. >> happy birthday. >>> time, now, for the weather. let's get back out to queens where we find sam champion. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin. it's the kind of neighborhood anybody would look to live in. charming homes. tree-lined streets. these trees have been here for hundreds of years. in those 15 minutes last night, it became a frightening place. let's get to the boards. all of this is clearing away. hopefully they get the damage out in the next few weeks. a look at the northeast. it's cool, dry air that moves in. that's very good news. elsewhere, there's heavy rain in the tip of texas karl, which is mostly a mexico storm. but it could be an inch to two inches of rain, from brownsville, all the way up to corpus christi. >>> is a beautiful friday. the sky is mostly clear. you can see mostly sunny skies and the humidity w
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